AAP leaders meet to decide party’s next move

New Delhi, Feb 15: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders held a meeting to decide the future course of action Saturday, a day after Arvind Kejriwal quit as Delhi chief minister.

The party leaders began arriving at Kejriwal’s Tilak lane home in Delhi by 11 a.m.

Forty-nine days after he took charge of a minority Delhi government, Kejriwal Friday resigned following a tumultuous day in the assembly where combined Congress and BJP legislators “defeated” his AAP’s attempts to introduce Jan Lokpal bill aimed to curb corruption in high places.

Kejriwal, 45, attacked the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing them of playing into the hands of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, against whom the AAP government had filed a criminal case two days ago over a gas pricing row.

The governments’ decision to pass the bill had become contentious over the past week with Lt Governor Najeeb Jung holding that the union government’s nod is needed for introducing the bill.

But the AAP government was firm and had decided to push the bill, which was its poll promise.

IANS